The mystery behind a light spotted through an abandoned hospital in downtown New Orleans has been solved.
Interest in the light that was described as looking like a “Christmas tree” went viral after workers from a hospital across the street posted pictures to Facebook.
Not used to seeing any signs of life from the building that has been abandoned and locked up since Hurricane Katrina, the pictures garnered a lot of attention. It didn’t take long for the story to go viral, and was even picked up by national news networks.
Hospital worker Lisa Walley Staggs wrote on Facebook Sunday:
For those few of you who may not know…I work at an inner city New Orleans hospital that happens to be situated directly across from Charity hospital. Charity hospital has been closed, its windows darkened, since hurricane Katrina, and is a gloomy and dreary sight on the best of days…at night it’s down-right scary. Until tonight.
See, I park on the roof of my parking garage, and tonight as I was leaving work, I glanced over at the forgotten building, only to see the lights of a tiny Christmas tree! I wish the pictures did it justice. I don’t know how it’s lit. I don’t know how it’s even in there, but it made me smile just a little bit tonight!
Who could blame Staggs and thousands more who were probably hoping for some sort of Christmas miracle? But those hopes have been dashed now that the mystery has been solved.
On Tuesday, police went through the building and found 2×4 boards wrapped in Christmas lights, local WDSU reported. It was apparent that the building was broken into for the hoax – or the treat. Depending on which way you want to look at it.
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